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109 Healthcare Groups Urge Congress to Immediately Reverse CMS Policy Linking Physician Payment Adjustments to Part B Drug Costs

More than 100 of the nation’s leading patient and provider organizations – including the American College of Rheumatology – are urging Congressional leaders to immediately reverse a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy...
18-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Complimentary Press Registration Available for 2018 Winter Rheumatology Symposium

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the Winter Rheumatology Symposium in Snowmass Village, CO on January 20-26, 2018.
8-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

ACR Submits Comments to CMS Regarding 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters Proposed Rule

In its response yesterday to the 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters proposed rule, which governs the state and federal health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) urged the Centers for Medicare...
28-Nov-2017 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

American College of Rheumatology Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors Members

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) confirmed five new Executive Committee members and five new members-at-large to its Board of Directors during a business meeting held during the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.
21-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Joint Damage in Healthy Military Recruits May Mimic Spondyloarthropathies

MRI scans of healthy military recruits showed sacroiliac joint damage similar to that found in axial spondyloarthritis after six weeks of intensive physical training, reinforcing the importance of exercising caution when interpreting MRI results.
26-Oct-2017 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Digital Coaching Increases RA Patients' Medicine Adherence & Health While Reducing Flares

A 12-week, digital health coaching program with personalized support from a dedicated health coach improved well-being and decreased symptoms for participants with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the...
26-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Online Education Tool Helps Teens With Juvenile Arthritis Improve Quality of Life

An internet-based health education and self-management program that offers monthly calls with health coaches improved health-related quality of life for participating teens with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to research presented at the...
26-Oct-2017 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Method to Preserve Tissue Yields More Viable Cells for Rheumatoid Arthritis Research

A new method for acquiring viable cells from cryopreserved tissue samples could provide researchers with a model for collecting and analyzing samples from different study sites to conduct more centralized research.
26-Oct-2017 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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